Saturday, 18 February 2012

Back to Normal

Iceland Gull- three again today

Water Rail- a tame bird that likes walking around the front of the hide- scared of squirrels but not birders

Shelduck- since the thaw many birds have returned including the waterfowl. Up to 6 Shelducks today and 8 in the week. Diving ducks have also returned with 30+ Pochard in the week. An increase in Lapwing numbers (up to 86 recently) and Snipe (c25 today) indicate some kind of return passage following the hard weather movement.

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